Fatal Vehicle Accident in Attalla
A Chattanooga man is dead after being struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 59 South in Attalla. According to Etowah County Coroner London Pearce, Marius Hillius was walking in the roadway this morning after he lost control of his vehicle and hit the guardrail.
Hillius was waiting on his father to pick him up when the 18-wheeler hit him, lost control and dumped a load of coal onto the Interstate. Both southbound lanes were blocked as crews worked to clear the Interstate while investigators worked to determine the exact cause of the accident.